Toysmith Solar Mechanics Science Kit
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Experiment with solar cells by building a solar powered robot, fan, solar spinner, and more!Begin the sun energy fun with the Green Science Solar Mechanics kit by assembling the solar powered motor module; it is the base component of each of the six models children can assemble and use for cool physics-based and illusion-inducing experiments. Kids can see the functional benefits of solar power by creating a fan that automatically turns on when the sun shines on it, but they can also create a vibrating robot.
With the motor module sitting atop three metal legs and the solar panel situated as its head, the Vibrobot can rattle its way across the ground. Remaining experiments all create unique optical illusions that will keep kids guessing how they work, but will help them gain an understanding of how motion can trick the eyes. Four holographic strips can be arranged in a unique shape to create a shining image, while a CD can be placed on the spinner for a more sparkling display. One of the cardboard discs features a color wheel on one side and black and white lines on the other. Amazingly, when they spin, the color wheel appears to be gray and the black and white side appears to have color. The remaining cardboard disc allows children to move a bird on one side of it into a cage on the opposite side. To provide the additional height needed to create and operate the spinning wheel and disc models, children will have to use the bottle adapter to attach the motor module atop a soda bottle. The 4M Solar Mechanics kit shows children the benefits of clean energy, and parents and kids will both appreciate not having to constantly change batteries.
For ages 8 and up. Not for children under 3 years.
What's in the Box
What's in the Box
Solar Panel and Panel Holder, Motor with Wires, Motor Housing and Parts, Robot Base and Metal Legs, Fan Blade, 2 Suction Cups, Bottle Adapter, Plastic Stick, 4 Holographic Strips, Bird Cage Paper Disc, Illusion Disc with Color and Black and White Sides, No Batteries Required It Runs on Solar Power,Instruction Manual, Also Required, but Not Included: Small Crosshead Screwdriver and Empty Plastic Soda Bottle
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